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The Return of JTV!

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One of my guiltiest pleasures, Jane the Virgin, began it’s fourth season tonight (10/13/17).  As much as I was looking forward to it, I have to say that “Chapter Sixty-Five” was not one of my favorites!  I’m hoping that as the season progresses, my  feelings will change, but in case they don’t, here’s a list of what I didn’t like from tonight’s premiere.

New Mateo?

As a long time soap opera watcher, I’m more than used to writers SORASing (aka Soap Opera Rapid Aging System) a young character in order to make the storylines involving them more interesting.  However, I didn’t notice much difference in size or age to make this a credible reason.  Having looked it up on Google (of course), I can see that the young actor that played Mateo last season (Joseph Sanders) could not commit to another season of filming, and so they obviously had to find another actor (Elias Janssen) for the role.  Taking this all into account, I really didn’t enjoy how spoiled Mateo appeared in this episode, which is no reflection on Elias!  I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but you’ll know the exact moment I’m talking about when you see it!

Female Narrator?

So, this one really shook me up!  I have sincerely enjoyed the voice of Anthony Mendez during the past three seasons as the narrator of Jane’s story.  Tonight (for some weird reason) they added a female narrator who seems to be strictly on the side of Jane’s “new” love interest Adam.  In my opinion, this was not a good idea!  I understand that change is necessary, but the way the female narrator pushes how awesome Adam is every time we hear her voice is annoying!  I’ve read that it might only be for this episode, and I can’t say that this disappoints me!

This Adam Guy?

I know they’ve mentioned him before last season’s finale and tonight’s episode, but honestly, where did this great love come from?  I’ve been a strictly Jafael fan from the beginning, but I thought Brett Dier’s performance as Michael was amazing!  I enjoyed watching Jane get married to him, and think it was perfect for him to be the one she gave her virginity to.  Maybe I’m missing something, but I honestly feel like they’ve brought this guy out from nowhere!  Based on the story, Jane almost married this guy at 18 or 19, then met Michael when she was 21.  Sure, you can have more than one serous relationship, but honestly why is she giving this guy the time of day after he pulled the plug on their wedding?  The reason why he didn’t show up is spelled out at the end of the episode (spoilers again), but this certainly didn’t endear him to me!  

The Breakdown

So those were my only major gripes about tonight’s episode!  I know to some this might seem like a rather pointless post, but you have to understand that this show has been such a bright spot in my weekly lineup since I found it!  I actually didn’t discover the show until the end of season two, and had to binge watch season one on Netflix so that I could be totally up to date on everything.  Even the craziest storyline have never wrung a negative word out of me, so watching tonight was actually more confusing than fun.  I’m hoping that everything works out, and that the writers make me enjoy the new concepts they’ve introduced.  I know that the amazing cast will continue to shine!  Are you a JTV fan?  Did you watch tonight’s episode?  Do you agree with me?  Or think I’m totally off my rocker?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Kim

Spokane based lifestyle blogger with a blended family and crazy miniature English bulldog.

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18 Comments

  1. Candy

    Okay i am way behind the times. Confess Inhave never wat this show nor did I know it was in its 4th season.

    14 . 10 . 2017
  2. Medha Verma

    What? They replaced Mateo? And they’ve added a female narrator? No way. I’m not sure I like that! I did not know they have started with the next season, glad i came across your post. will stream it tonight.

    15 . 10 . 2017
    • Kim

      Hi Medha,
      Yes, the female narrator is not fun for me! I’m hoping she was just a one off.

      16 . 10 . 2017
  3. Sophie

    I know what you mean when a show really clicks with you if they change things it can be really jarring. I hope the you can enjoy the rest of the series

    15 . 10 . 2017
    • Kim

      I hope I can too Sophie! I have a feeling it might be the last season based on how many movies Gina Rodriguez has been doing lately.

      16 . 10 . 2017
  4. Erica

    Jane the Virgin is really on Season 4??? My gosh, I’m so behind. I’m in the middle of Season 2. Which seemed OK as I thought we were only going into Season 3. Oh well, I’ve got some catching up to do.

    15 . 10 . 2017
  5. Tizzy Says

    I had started watching this show in their first season, but lost interest after awhile. I might need to check it out again.

    15 . 10 . 2017
  6. Marcie

    Sounds like I might need to binge watch this show!

    16 . 10 . 2017
    • Kim

      Hey Marcie,
      It really is such a funny and well written show!

      16 . 10 . 2017
  7. Cassandra Rose

    I still have yet to watch Jane the Virgin but I really need to! I’m a huge fan of Tyler Posey so this gives me even more incentive to binge-watch this weekend. Would you say that you have to start from the very beginning to enjoy it or can you start anywhere?

    16 . 10 . 2017
    • Kim

      I would say it would be better to start from the beginning. Jane’s been on such a journey that it might not make sense without finding out her backstory. I don’t know much about Tyler, but I can see that they’re making him a main feature of her life. It’s a fun show!

      16 . 10 . 2017
  8. Sondra Barker

    I’ve never seen jane the virgin but my roommates watch it and it looks pretty funny!

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

    16 . 10 . 2017
  9. Blair villanueva

    I’ve been heaeing this from my friends, but never paid attention on what’s the story. Now am intrigue! I will check this online 🙂

    16 . 10 . 2017
  10. Annette Dattilo

    I have never seen the show, but I totally understand when the dynamic of a show that you love totally takes a shift. I hope the show shifts back for you. 🙂

    16 . 10 . 2017
  11. andrea

    ok I am out of the loop I have heard about Jane but never tuned in. I am going to check it out sounds like agreat show

    16 . 10 . 2017
  12. Aireona

    OMG! I love Jane the Virgin so much! I haven’t seen the new season yet, but these changes sound interesting. That being said, I think I will miss the old narrator. He was funny.

    17 . 10 . 2017
  13. Agnes

    i must be leaving under a rock because i have not seen this show. Might have to check it out this weekend as it sounds great.

    17 . 10 . 2017
  14. Emily Terrell

    I’m so out of touch with tv shows these days. I used to be this dedicated to others. Like Bones. Or to my anime.

    17 . 10 . 2017
  15. Jake Ferrer

    I Am curious who is JVT? Maybe should be checking out this out. Thanks.

    23 . 10 . 2017

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